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Also the C: drive still contains the folders associated with the original user that I'm trying to restore, which I backed up again to make sure. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/18459997 Back to top #14 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 03:37 PM I've attached the log file from the The Seagate diagnostic (Seatools?) wouldn't run - it's a Western Digital drive. As far as no user I am not sure how to handle that problem. check over here

It failed all three available (Short, Extended, and Conveyance - not shown) Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 28770 2150054 # 2 Edited by JohnC_21, 24 August 2015 - 04:08 PM. After having spotty performance and a succession of Windows XP updates, the computer now displays a BSOD on boot-up, indicating I've got bigger problems. Thanks for the prompt reply, JohnC_21! https://forums.techguy.org/threads/restoring-old-user-settings-after-a-windows-xp-repair.905045/

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The last thing I tried leading to this problem is that I booted off CD and went through the repair installation of the now listed Windows XP Professional system. Copy the 5 hives in snapshot to the config folder and rename them Registry_Machine_SAM to SAM Registry_Machine_Security to Security... On some Dells tapping F12 at boot will give you a hardware diagnostic menu. What should I do next?

I guess I'll try one more, but not looking good for the slick fix. Back to top #9 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:08 PM That really looks like a failing hard drive. First I tried the most recent one, and it went to BSOD. Restore Windows.old Windows 8 Back to top #6 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:45 PM Your Welcome, glad I was able to help.

ComDb.Dat domain.txt (where ... Restore Windows.old Windows 10 Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Next I found similarly named files in the REPAIR folder except the SYSTEM file was not there, just one called SYSTEM.BAK. http://www.howtogeek.com/130558/how-to-restore-your-files-from-the-windows.old-folder-after-upgrading/ Back to top #7 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:36 PM I feel like one of those racers celebrating

Put those back in config. Windows.old Folder Windows 7 I chose R and let it do its thing. folders now seems to be missing. However, the programs that were installed are still listed (they don't work quite right yet, either prompting me for licenses or other issues such as Net Framework which I can describe

  • Plus the hard drive obviously has problems, probably right where I need it to not have problems.
  • More problems.
  • STOP: 0X000000ED (0x8AD39900, etc.) Tried every boot option including Last Known and Safe Mode, to no avail.
  • Yes, I could open the System Volume Information folder (after changing folder view to show hidden and system files, then right clicking and changing properties by adding the current user Administrator
  • All five were there - SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, DEFAULT, SAM, and SECURITY - plus one called SYSTEM.SAV with smaller size and much older file date.
  • Luckily, I saved everything I could think of yesterday when it was working, together with other backups.
  • Do you still have the initial registry hives in config you backed up?
  • There are two RESTORE...
  • Edited by Joelie, 26 August 2015 - 12:36 PM.
  • And I have about 120 system updates pending, most of them security related.

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I tried the Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics, but got a return code of 7 and the message Fail next to the drive ID. Back to top #12 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:27 PM I used the HIRENS Memtest86+, but only let How To Restore Windows.old Files Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:07 Where Is Windows.old Folder In Windows 10 I booted to recovery console and ntoskrnl.exe seemed to be there, but didn't try to reinstall it from disc - perhaps I should have.

Edited by JohnC_21, 26 August 2015 - 01:10 PM. check my blog Edited by Joelie, 24 August 2015 - 03:35 PM. folders there, one from today at the time that I repaired and one last updated yesterday, before the troubles. It prompted me once about regional settings. How To Restore Programs From Windows Old

I'll stay tuned. Can anyone guess or suggest what my next step should be, if I hope to restore functionality to this system sooner rather than later or never? Edited by Joelie, 26 August 2015 - 02:33 PM. this content I'm now booting off the Windows XP SP3 Slipstream disc, but not sure what to do, go into Repair mode to see if the volume is evening identifiable (likely not) or

I hate to tamper with a working system, but it might be worth a try. How To Recover Deleted Windows.old Folder There are some 121 system updates pending, which I'll get to soon. Yes, I do have the initial registry hives in config backed up (again, I couldn't copy SYSTEM, but I could rename it).

Back to top #13 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:35 PM Looks like Error code 7 on a hard drive is

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Gsmartcontrol can also do a disk diagnostic. I tried backing up these five files to a TMP directory, but the SYSTEM file could not be copied. Recover Files After Reinstalling Windows 7 Back to top Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

That's why I initially tried to use SYSTEM.SAV, but without success. Do you see any folders with a RPXX name where XX is a number? Upon restarting, they got a black pre-Windows screen indicating that the SYSTEM file was not going to work. (I wished I copied the wording; I didn't.) I tried booting off http://magicuresoft.com/how-to/how-to-unhide-files-in-windows-7.html Click here to Register a free account now!

Thanks for posting an update.